Picture-making has always been a way of life, from the scribble of a toddler to my LIFE IS ART philosophy. All subject matter is fair game, but my first love is the human figure, done from life of abstracted to less specific, more universal shapes. The opportunities to travel bring strong emotional response to pure, powerful nature and the real need to reply in paint. Spring's first gentle color, clear autumn skies; all these make me want to pick up my brushes. Exploring the process of "how" and "what if" makes it a never-ending game.